In Almaty, the process continues on the case of ex-head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov. At the next meeting, an episode was considered about lending to affiliated companies allegedly for the construction of a hotel complex in Georgia and buying a stake in a telecommunications company in that country.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Linking the Turkish Stream, which will supply Russian gas to Turkey and further to Europe bypassing Ukraine, with Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) – the parts of the Southern Gas Corridor – is a scenario that goes against the EU energy diversification strategy, believes Andreas Marazis, project manager and researcher in the Brussels-based European Neighborhood Council think-tank.
Asian countries have voiced interest in boosting trade links with Poland, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Monday in China, where she has held a string of meetings with international leaders.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (10 May 2017) to discuss preparations for the upcoming meeting of Allied leaders on 25 May. The Secretary General thanked the United Kingdom for its enduring commitment to NATO and its leadership in Europe and beyond.
By Joanna CHIU and Yanan WANG
Chinese President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalisation, but some European nations challenged Beijing to address concerns about its own trade practices.